Risby White Horse
Risby White Horse
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Closed approx. 2016
opened 18th century
Newmarket Rd (Old A45 sliproad), IP28 6RD
grid reference TL 790 659
An 18th century coaching inn which used to be on the main Bury-Newmarket road but has since been by-passed and is now on what's essentially a slip-road for the A14.
It was reported by West Suffolk CAMRA to be closed. This was confirmed by a visit in July 2016, when the building appeared abandoned. The building is to be auctioned in July 2017; it seems unlikely it will reopen as a pub.
The White Horse is shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map
The inn appears in various historical listings as being located in Great Saxham. This is because there was a small change to the boundary between Risby and Great Saxham, perhaps coinciding with the building of the then A45?
To be sold, the Household Furniture, late belonging to the White Horse Inn, in Saxham.Ipswich Journal, February 16th 1774***
To be lett, that well built, well situated and good accustomed Public-house, the White Horse Inn in Great Saxham, with a garden, Brewhouse, stables, and many convenient offices and buildings, now in the occupation of Margaret Crouch, widow.. Enquire of Mr…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.